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|‘The Blasting Room’ Documentary Launches Kickstarter; Film Explores Legendary Punk Rock Studio Started By Members of Descendents/ALL|
Appearing In The Film: Descendents, ALL, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Good Riddance, NOFX, Less Than Jake, Hot Water Music, Lagwagon and more.
Kickstarter Features Exclusive & Signed Merch, Rare Releases; Perks For Backers include A Brand-New Vinyl Compilation of Favorite Recordings from the Blasting Room Staff, Including An Exclusive Song by the Descendents Only Available Through the Campaign.
|Over the last 27 years, some of the biggest names in punk music have trusted a tiny, bare-bones, space in Fort Collins, Colorado to record, mix and master their stuff. The Blasting Room, a new documentary from Static Age Productions and Kreativ Media, tells the story of that legendary studio and is offering exclusive giveaways for music fans who support the film.|
In 1994, tired of the polluted, expensive, congested Los Angeles area, members of the band ALL took the advance cash they received from their record label and bought an old furniture warehouse to use as their musical home base. Before long, punk’s biggest acts were sweetening their sounds at the Blasting Room. The documentary features decades of never-before-seen behind-the-scenes photos and video, plus interviews with members of more than 25 groups, including Descendents, ALL, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Good Riddance, NOFX, Less Than Jake, Hot Water Music and Lagwagon.
With the launch of the film’s Kickstarter campaign, fans can get their hands on exclusive merch, rare releases and signed stuff. Perks for backers include a brand-new vinyl compilation of favorite recordings from the Blasting Room staff, including an exclusive song by the Descendents only available through the campaign.
“Just like the studio, the documentary is very DIY,” says producer and cinematographer Kevin Kirchner. “With a crew made up of friends and fans of the studio, the production team is counting on music fans to help bring the story to life and put it on the stage it deserves.”
Support the film via Kickstarter and watch the brand new teaser trailer: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/staticageprod/the-blasting-room
About Static Age Productions
Static Age Productions was founded in 2009 in Denver, Colorado and has produced a number of short films and feature-length documentaries in collaboration with Nowlin Town Productions. The company’s 2017 documentary, Floating Horses, about world champion cowboy Casey Tibbs, has received 23 official festival selections and nine wins, also bringing home the prestigious Western Heritage Award for Documentary. Static Age is known for its work highlighting true stories of incredible individuals.
About Kreativ Media
For nearly two decades, Kreativ Media has been documenting bands in The Blasting Room, working with most of the artists featured in the film. The company was also involved in the well-received 2013 documentary, ‘Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All,’ as well as countless film & television endeavors, including ‘Chords’ in 2021 winning (Audience Choice) from Horsetooth Int Film Festival. ‘Imagine Rain’ Indy Festival (Best Short Film).
Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio), Bill Stevenson, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against)
Hot Water Music
Rise Against, Bill Stevenson